SC Issues Water Permits for Transco to Charleston Pipeline Project

Transco to Charleston Project – click for larger version

In March 2016, Dominion filed an official application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a 55-mile pipeline project called the Transco to Charleston Project (see Dominion Files Application to Move Marcellus Gas to Charleston, SC). As the name implies, it will be a short pipeline to connect the Transco pipeline, which is in the process of reversing flows to bring Marcellus and Utica Shale gas south. This new pipeline will grab Transco’s Marcellus/Utica gas and send it to the Charleston, SC area. In February the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the project (see FERC Approves SC Pipeline to Flow Marcellus Gas to Charleston). So in March, a group of radical anti-fossil fuelers filed a lawsuit to try and stop the project (see SC Antis File FERC Challenge to Stop Marcellus Pipe to Charleston). Hey, whatever floats your boat. Meanwhile, yesterday the State of South Carolina granted the project its stamp of approval by approving stream crossing permits. Once again, the antis have their knickers in a twist…

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